Although it has been with us in some form and under different names for many years, the Internet of Things (IoT) is suddenly the thing. The ability to connect, communicate with, and remotely manage an incalculable number of networked, automated devices via the Internet is becoming pervasive.
The transition from closed networks to enterprise IT networks to the public Internet is raising alarms about security. How do we protect potentially billions of on intelligent, interconnected devices from intrusions and interference that could compromise personal privacy or threaten public safety? This paper examines the constraints and security challenges posed by IoT connected devices, and the Wind River approach to addressing them.